“George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Kanye West’s response to Hurricane Katrina during live TV fundraiser. Continue reading
“Belonging to or denoting any human group having dark-coloured skin, especially of African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry.” Oxford dictionary definition of black. Continue reading
Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.
Strange Fruit, written by Abel Meeropol.
Due to ongoing computer issues, there will not be a new post tonight. I used my phone to upload last week’s piece, but that was more difficult than I thought it would be.
All being well I should receive a new computer this week and I can get back on schedule with the site. In the meantime, there are quite a few posts to catch up on if you haven’t read everything yet.
See you all next week.
“Whatever situation you’re dealing with, God can block it and it will be okay” Sandra Bland.
I just wanted to let you know that I won’t be posting a new article today. My Mac is currently being repaired by Apple (I’m typing this on my phone) so I’m waiting for the work to be completed. However, I will be back next week.
In the meantime catch up on any posts you may have missed and even if you have read everything go back and leave some comments – it’d be great to start interacting with you guys more frequently.
“While white women are praised for altering their bodies, plumping their lips and tanning their skin, black women are shamed although the same features exist on them naturally” Amandla Stenberg on cultural appropriation.